Due to Wintery Weather

Due to Wintery Weather

There will be NO Youth Drop-in or Youth Discussion Group tomorrow, Friday, Nov. 16th at the Pride Center in Albany and NO Youth Group today Nov. 15th in Schenectady.

2018 Capital Pride Parade & Festival

2018 Capital Pride Parade & Festival

The Times Union: SEEN: 2018 Capital Pride Parade and Festival

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Come Visit the Center

Come Visit the Center

332 Hudson Ave. Albany, NY | Monday-Friday: 9AM–6PM | Saturday & Sunday: Closed Except for Special Events

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In light of the recently leaked memo from the Trump Administration, our trans community is once again in the crosshairs of the GOP’s divisive agenda. According to Chase Strangio, staff attorney at the ACLU, “This is part of the Trump administration’s widespread effort to attack trans rights. And in this case, it’s a memo that was written months ago that is part of an effort to restrict the federal civil rights laws so that trans people aren’t protected. Now, it’s being touted as this effort to erase trans people, and I think that’s certainly what many in the administration would like to do. That’s what we saw with the military ban. That’s what we saw with the memo with respect to prisons. But the reality is that the executive branch of government cannot single-handedly change the law. So this is an effort to narrow federal civil rights protections, but federal civil rights protections are still written by Congress, existing in federal law and interpreted by the court. So this is certainly not the final word on anything, but it is part of a widespread attack on the trans community that we’ve seen across the administration.”

Contact federal representatives and demand that they do not allow this to happen.
Here are some important numbers to share:
Congressman Paul D. Tonko: Phone (518) 465-0700 – Albany | Phone:(202) 225-5076 – DC

If Tonko is not your Congressperson, please visit whoismyrepresentative.com/state/view/NY

U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand: Phone (518) 431-0120 – Albany | Phone (202) 224-4451 – DC
Senator Chuck Schumer: Phone: (202) 224-6542
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services: Toll-Free Call Center: 1-877-696-6775

As a reminder, the Pride Center of the Capital Region offers free counseling services. The Trans Pride Group meets here at 332 Hudson Ave. every 1st & 3rd Tuesday of the month, and In Our Own Voices meets the 2nd & 4th Wednesday of the month.